The Devils Pit is a gold and silver mine located in Tooele county, Utah at an elevation of 7,999 feet.
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All mine locations were obtained from the USGS Mineral Resources Data System. The locations and other information in this database have not been verified for accuracy. It should be assumed that all mines are on private property.
Elevation: 7,999 Feet (2,438 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Gold, Silver
Lat, Long: 39.91972, -113.83722
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Devils Pit MRDS details
Primary: Devils Pit
Secondary: Hell Hole
District: Willow Springs District
Land ownership: BLM Administrative Area
Note: the land ownership field only identifies whether the area the mine is in is generally on public lands like Forest Service or BLM land, or if it is in an area that is generally private property. It does not definitively identify property status, nor does it indicate claim status or whether an area is open to prospecting. Always respect private property.
Owner Name: Kibbee (V.P. 1st Security Bank)
Owner Name: Tripp, Alma
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Year First Production: 1934
Discovery Year: 1933
Discovery Method: Ore-Mineral In Place
Years of Production:
Deposit Size: S
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Basin And Range Province
Physiographic Section: Great Basin
Physiographic Detail: Deep Creek Mountains
Mineral Deposit Model
Description: Basin & Range
Description: Tilted Fault Block That Dips 20-45 Deg. W. And Faults That Trend N-Nw & W-Nw
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cambrian
Comment (Production): PRODUCTION FIGURES UNKNOWN.
Comment (Deposit): MINERALIZATION OCCURS IN AN 8,000 FT FRACTURE SYSTEM
Comment (Workings): WORKINGS CONSIST OF A 120 FT ADIT, A 60 FT ADIT, AND A SHAFT IN THE MOUTH OF THE 120 FT ADIT.
Reference (Production): EVERTS, M.L., 1980. ON SITE INVESTIGATION: UTAH GEOL. AND MIN. SURVEY
Reference (Deposit): THOMPSON, K.C., 1973, MINERAL DEPOSITS OF THE DEEP CREEK MTNS, TOOELE-JUAB COUNTIES, UT: UTAH GEOL. & MIN. SURVEY BULL. 99
Reference (Deposit): BICK, R.F., 1958, STRATIGRAPHY OF DEEP CREEK MTNS, UT: AAPG BULL. V. 43, P. 1064-1069
Reference (Deposit): BICK, R.F., 1959, GEOLOGY OF THE DEEP CREEK QUAD, WESTERN, UT: NEW HAVEN, CONN., UNIV., UNPUBL. PH.D. DISSERTATION.
Reference (Deposit): BICK, R.F., 1966, GEOL. OF THE DEEP CREEK MTNS., UT: UTAH GEOL. & MIN. SURVEY BULL. 77, 120 P.
Reference (Deposit): 1920 RECON BUTLER, B.S., USGS PP 111
Reference (Deposit): 1966 GEOLMAP UT. GEOL. & M. SURVEY BULL. 77
Reference (Deposit): 1977 RECON UT. GEOL. & M. SURVEY RI # 117
Reference (Deposit): REPORT ON THE DEEP CREEK WILDERNESS WITHDRAWAL AREA AS (WSA) BY BLM, 1979
Reference (Deposit): 1979 GEOCHEM DOE GJBX-8(80) LAWRENCE LIVERMORE LAB.